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Kids Moving to Las Vegas
School is finally out for the summer, and many families are relocating, both across country and within the same city. But often kids don't want to leave their friends or existing school. If you are relocating to Las Vegas or Henderson, NV , or if you are moving to a new home within Clark County, here are some tips for making the process go a little easier on the whole family.

 

Get the Kids Involved Searching Online

Kids Search for Homes in Las Vegas OnlineKids love to surf the Internet, and if you allow them some extra time online and make the search a family project, they will feel like they are helping to make the decision, which will make them feel better about moving and having some control of their lives.

  1. Most families start by looking checking out school zones in Las Vegas.
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Brand New Homes in Las Vegas for Veterans
Veterans, are you tired of finding the perfect home, only to make an offer and get beat out by a cash buyer? Don't give up hope! You can still move into the Las Vegas home of your dreams this summer courtesy of a new home builder that supports our troops.

For the rest of the month of June, Richmond American Homes of Las Vegas is running a special promotion for all VA Home Buyers in recognition of their service to our country. With only $1 in earnest deposit*, Vets can purchase a brand new home.

And the interest rates are great too! With Richmond's preferred lender, Home American Mortgage Corporation, the current rate is only 3.75% (4.05% APR) 30 year fixed rate VA financing***. (See details below.)

This is a tremendous promotion for our military

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Squatters move out of Las Vegas home
According to Las Vegas Metro police, a lot of times the answer is NO! Whether you are selling a vacant home or in between tenants on a rental property, the home you think is vacant may not be unoccupied after all.

This is an incident that actually happened to one of our Las Vegas real estate agents, Ed Orasi, just last week. Fortunately for this seller, Ed is extremely conscientious and personally inspects his listings on a regular basis.  But we have seen numerous instances over the years where the listing agent or property manager hasn't been to a property in literally months!

Here is Ed's story:

"I received a call a couple of days ago that a lockbox was missing from one of my listings.  I found this to be odd, since the property was shown 2 days

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VA Home Buyers in Las Vegas, NV

It seems our poor Veterans are getting hit from all sides these days. From long waits to receive urgent medical care, to decreased retirement benefits, to cutbacks on funding for new recruits, Veterans are among the least appreciated members of our society. And this appalling neglect seems to extend to home buying as well.

Here, unfortunately, is a typical example of a wonderful young couple and their frustrating quest to buy a Las Vegas home using their VA benefits. Our wonderfully tenacious agent, Judy Campbell, was finally able to help them realize their dream, but only after they went through several Realtors and lost out on a lot of houses first. As told by Judy:

"Steve and Mary (not their real names) are a younger couple in their mid to late

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Forever Doo Wop - Las Vegas, NV

One of the things I love most about calling Las Vegas home is the wide variety of entertainment we have access to, especially some of the “small” shows that few tourists ever notice as they scan box office lists sprinkled with international celebrities. There are some surprising gems in the smaller lounge type showrooms that are pure Vintage Vegas, and, while they may not have the “WOW” factor of the big extravaganzas, they are sure to have you smiling and dancing on your way out the door.

One such show is “Forever Doo Wop” in the Riviera Hotel’s Bistro Lounge. “Doo Wop” is exactly what it sounds like: a lively rendition of classic American favorites from the 50’s and 60’s that will make your eyes light up as you sing along under your breath and take

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Las Vegas Rent to Own ScamsWe get calls all the time from people who want to “rent to own” a home, and we usually tell them there is really no such thing. You could possibly do a lease purchase. That is where you actually sign a long term purchase contract then lease the home from the seller prior to closing.

But these days there are very few sellers that are in a strong enough financial situation to do a deal like that, so your housing choices are extremely limited. And you have to be careful that the seller is not upside down in the home or they may just pocket your deposit and rent payments and disappear when it is time to close. Very few potential buyers are able to find a "rent to own" home that actually fits their needs. After more than 30 years of selling homes in Las

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Buy a Home in Las Vegas for Tax DeductionsOne of my favorite things to do each year, is to park outside the Post Office on April 15th and watch the parade of cars as last minute procrastinators get in line to post their taxes before the deadline. Miraculously, everyone seems to be in a pretty good mood - after all, we are all in this tax thing together. Jokes and music fill the air, and the more enterprising even form impromptu tailgate parties.

But no one really likes to pay taxes, and if you found yourself reeling from sticker shock when your accountant handed you your 2013 tax bill,  maybe it's time to reconsider the tax benefits of owning a home. Here are just the highlights of the major deductions you could have used if you owned, bought or sold a home in 2013.

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Everyone knows that you can buy an amazing home in Las Vegas with fabulous Strip views. A colorful neon Strip view is our desert equivalent of an ocean view from a Malibu beach house. (Though if the earthquakes keep up, who knows? We may end up with both a Strip view AND an ocean view!)

But there actually are a few lakes scattered around the Las Vegas Valley, and any waterfront property is highly coveted.  Here are a few of the waterfront homes for sale in Las Vegas currently, just to give you an idea of what is possible.

Waterfront Home at The Lakes, Las Vegas

Waterfront Home #1 - The Lakes

VIEWS, VIEWS AND MORE VIEWS!!  Truly unique opportunity to own this lakefront sanctuary situated on a peninsula in the Lakes with unobstructed views of the sunsets over Red Rock and just minutes from

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While the resale market for Las Vegas single family homes seems to be holding steady at around 6500 listings actively on the market (not yet under contract) and still tilted towards a seller's market, Las Vegas new home builders are finally opening up new developments around the Valley. Spring in Sprung!

With the much improved economic climate and a still lower-than-average inventory of resale homes, a number of new home builders have taken advantage of the situation by releasing more new models.  And a couple are introducing unique twists to their floor plans to lure new home buyers.

For example, Shea Homes will be introducing their new Shea3D homes on April 5th and 6th from 11 am to 3 pm.

According to Kyle Tibbitts, general manager “Homeowners

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Homes for Sale Near Coronado High SchoolSpring is upon us, and families all across the country are once again gearing up to make a move at the end of the school year. For those relocating from out of state, it can be hard to determine which schools are the BEST Las Vegas schools for their kids from a such a distance.

Fortunately, the Clark County School District has put out a general ranking of schools based on the School Performance Framework. This should give any prospective homebuyer and concerned parent a start in the right direction for finding the top Las Vegas schools, and we have generated a list of the rankings below. (Be aware that a small percentage of the schools listed are actually in small towns outside of the Las Vegas Valley.)

Once you have identified possible schools for

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